National day of Mexican gastronomy; discovering a cultural heritage

If you are a lover of exquisite flavors, and you’re always looking for the best culinary experiences, then you will know that one of the greatest pleasures in life is discovering new cultures through the palate, and a destination where both of these qualities stand out is Mexico. It even has a National Day of Mexican Gastronomy!

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Mexican gastronomy, an element that deserves to be celebrated

In order to commemorate this magnificent tribute to culinary art, we want to remind you why gastronomy has become a universal language capable of connecting individuals and creating unforgettable experiences.

In this post, we will help you discover the importance of Mexican gastronomy and what makes it so different from the rest of the world.

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1. When is the National Day of Mexican Gastronomy?

The gastronomy of Mexico is a cultural heritage that was declared as such by UNESCO in 2010, and to commemorate such an important honor, every November 16 is celebrated the National Day of Mexican Gastronomy.

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Mexican dishes, a cultural heritage since 2010

This 2022 is no exception, as we will be celebrating the twelfth anniversary since it was recognized as a crucial element of our culture. So if you are a good fan of gourmet experiences, you can’t miss this date.

2. Importance of the National Day of Mexican Gastronomy

The reason why this recognition is so important is that it validates our culinary tradition and, at the same time, shows that it is one of the most valuable resources we have. Since it gives us not only the opportunity to promote our gastronomy around the world, but also to feel proud of our country and our identity.

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Cultural union through gastronomy

This title, had as its main objective to raise awareness about the importance and benefits that Mexican gastronomy generates in people’s lives, since it is a relevant element that goes beyond sharing exquisite dishes. It is an indispensable engine both for culture and social union, and for the country’s economy!

3. Why is Mexican gastronomy a cultural heritage?

The culinary art of each country is one of the purest ways of telling its own story, and as mentioned in the previous paragraphs, it is also vital for its growth, so each part of it is worth honoring. However, not all gastronomies have come to obtain such a notable title as that of Mexico.

Why? … Well, although there are other recognized gastronomic offers around the world, Mexico meets various requirements that have made it stand out. Among which we can mention the following:

It is full of diversity

Mexico has one of the most varied cuisines

Mexico has one of the richest culinary traditions in the world, with a wide variety of ingredients that, due to their versatility (even if similar elements are used), can create an infinity of dishes full of new flavors, smells, and textures.

An example of this is that the flavors differ depending on the place where the dish is prepared, being highly representative of each state. So every corner of the country has something to surprise you!

Its ancestral techniques and traditions endure

Ancient techniques of Mexican cuisine

Much of what we know today as part of Mexican cuisine has come from our ancestors and, unlike other cuisines, most of Mexico’s ancestral ingredients, such as corn and chili, have survived the passage of time and culture transformation.

Making each dish a tradition, where both cooking techniques and recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, thus creating our culinary heritage.

It is part of our identity

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Chiles en nogada, an essential part of Mexico's identity

Mexican gastronomy, without a doubt, is one of the most notable differentiators of the country worldwide and its impact is so great that surely if you think of Mexico, the first thing that comes to mind is its exquisite flavors.

Likewise, it plays an important role in culture, since they are transmitted through traditions, rituals and ceremonies. As, for example, the day of the dead or the independence of Mexico.

It continues to innovate

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Use of traditional and contemporary techniques

Throughout the country’s history, Mexican cuisine has been influenced by many cultures, including the Mayan and Aztec civilization, the Spanish colonial period, and other European countries such as France and Italy. And this is something that continues to happen today.

However, although it involves contemporary techniques, it continues to preserve its roots by using elements from the country and traditional practices. Maintaining the perfect balance.

4. What to do to celebrate Mexican gastronomy?

To celebrate this day, the best thing you can do is embark on a gastronomic journey and explore the most exquisite dishes in Mexico, but if you want to do it in an extra special way, then we suggest you visit some of the hidden culinary gems. They are ideal to delight your palate!

Patron's table in Pischán, a hidden gem in Cobá

And for this, there is no better place than Pischán, a gourmet restaurant in Cobá, especially if you want to live unforgettable experiences with your whole family or if you simply want to try something new, since here you will find the perfect balance between ancestral flavors and the best of the contemporary cuisine.

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Live gourmet experiences with family and friends

In Pischán the food is prepared with local and high quality ingredients, carefully selected by our expert chef in the art of Mayan cuisine, so you will not find anything like it outside this place. In addition to that, you can also enjoy from private spaces, for a good meal without distractions or special events, to romantic dinners.

If this sounds like something you don’t want to miss, then you can start your gastronomic adventure by contacting our hotline 998 342 0198 or if you prefer through our website. You will see that it will become one of your best experiences!

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